South Somercotes

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South Somercotes
St.Peter's church, South Somercotes, Lincs. - - 146786.jpg
St Peter's Church, South Somercotes
South Somercotes is located in Lincolnshire
South Somercotes
South Somercotes
Location within Lincolnshire
Population231 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF416938
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01507
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°25′22″N 0°07′48″E / 53.422843°N 0.129935°E / 53.422843; 0.129935Coordinates: 53°25′22″N 0°07′48″E / 53.422843°N 0.129935°E / 53.422843; 0.129935

South Somercotes is a village and civil parish 8 miles (13 km) north-east from Louth and approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south from North Somercotes, Lincolnshire, England.[2] The civil parish includes the hamlet of Scupholme.

The former Anglican church is dedicated to St Peter and is often called the "Queen of the Marsh" due to its lofty spire serving as a landmark for seaman.[2]

The ecclesiastical parish is shared with North Somercotes and is part of the Somercotes and Grainthorpe with Conisholme group of the Deanery of Louthesk, Diocese of Lincoln. The incumbent (2013) is the Revd Sue Allison.[3][4]


The parish church of St Peter dates back to approximately 1200, but the present fabric is from the 14th to 16th centuries, and was heavily restored in 1866 and 1896. It is constructed of limestone, greenstone and ironstone coursed rubble, with some limestone ashlar from the later restorations.[5] Declared redundant, it is now cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "South Somercotes". Civil parish details
  3. ^ "North & South Somercotes P C C". Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Diocese of Lincoln. Ecclesiastical parish details
  4. ^ "St. Peter's Church".. Private web site covering parish history
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (355718)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 December 2013.

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